NYU professor: Rove executive privilege won’t stand up in court
MSNBC’s Dan Abrams talked with Republican strategist Brad Blakeman, White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks April Ryan, and NYU’s school of Law’s Michael Waldman about what Congress might do to force Karl Rove to comply with a subpoena. Days after Karl Rove refused to testify in front of Congress, the Bush administration claims that Attorney General Michael Mukasey shouldn’t comply with a subpoena because of executive privilege.
NYA law professor Michael Waldman sees the Bush Administration’s executive privilege claims as “much wider than previous administrations have ever claimed, even that Nixon claimed.” Waldman said, “The fact of the matter is, I think, something like that will not stand up in court.”
This video is from MSNBC’s Verdict, broadcast July 16, 2008.